It is being reported on August 26, 2016 that a judge has rejected prosecutors request to appeal the six-year-sentence for murder given paralympian Oscar Pistorius earlier this year.
Many felt that the sentence Pistorius received for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013, was not punishment enough. Many trial watchers expected the double amputee ex-Olympic runner to receive at least ten years for the murder.
In a shocking end to a three-year legal battle, it is being reported on July 6, 2016 that Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He will be eligible for house arrest by 2019. Reeva Steenkamp’s parents left the courtroom without comment.
It is being reported on March 3, 2016 that the Constitutional Court in South Africa has rejected Oscar Pistorius’s appeal against his murder conviction. “”We can confirm that Oscar Pistorius’ leave to appeal has been denied,” National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku told Reuters.” The double-amputee Olympian now faces at least 15 years in jail — a new sentence will be handed down on April 18, 2016.
PODCAST: Crime author Lisa Wilson talks about Oscar Pistorius latest verdict and meeting Reeva’s parents
Crime author Lisa Wilson discusses her recent trip to South Africa. She was present in court when Oscar Pistorius’s coviction was upgraded to murder. She and her co-author Nick van der Leek also met with Reeva Steenkamp’s parents.
Lisa talks about all of this as well as being attacked by a swarm of bees and having her car break down within feet of a pride of lions!
South Africa’s top appeals court has upgraded Oscar Pistorius’s conviction from ‘culpable homicide’ or manslaughter to murder today for the death of Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In October 2014 Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years.
It is being reported on November 3, 2015 that the Oscar Pistorius appeals trial began in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter or culpable homicide in October 2014. He was sentenced to five years and released into house arrest last month after 12 months in prison.
It is being reported on October 20, 2015 that Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison next Tuesday. He will begin house arrest on October 20, 2015. A South African parole board decided to release Pistorius one year into his five year sentence for murdering Reeva Steenkamp.
It is being reported on August 27, 2015 that the South African parole board which decides when Oscar Pistorius can be released, will meet to decide on September 18, 2015.
Lisa Wilson and Nick van der Leek’s latest book about Oscar Pistorius is called Fugitive. Their ninth book about the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Delving into Pistorius’s life, Wilson and van der Leek reveal what Oscar may be running from. What really happened the night he shot Reeva to death and why.